Writer | Director | Creator

Award-winning director JB Carlin first made his mark directing Kid Rock and Sheryl Crow’s infamous “Picture” music video where it broke records and won numerous awards and accolades. He went on to collaborate on several more music videos with Kid Rock before flourishing in the advertising world.

His breakthrough campaign for TNT Network’s “Frozen Moments” featured groundbreaking effects and starred high-profile actors Alfred Molina, Jada Pinkett Smith, Ving Rhames, Regina King, Kyra Sedgwick, Timothy Hutton, Jason Lee, and more. The campaign went on to win numerous awards and began a long-time collaboration with the Turner Network directing dozens of campaigns for TNT and tbs through his company, The Inhabitants.

JB has since gone on to direct hundreds of global advertising campaigns for top brands like Nike, Jeep, General Motors, UPS, Alfa Romeo, Champion, US Navy, Chevy, Chrysler, Dodge, Lincoln, Hyatt, American Family Insurance, Partnership For A Drug-Free America, to name a few. He has gone on to direct highly-acclaimed talent such as Morgan Freeman, George Lopez, Ray Romano, Cindy Crawford, Simon Baker, Andy Dick, Ben McKenzie, Alan Thicke, Bob Seger, Eminem, and many more.

JB has also written and developed numerous TV series and feature films. Most recently, he created a series with producer, Jeff G. Waxman, called, The Forest, which sold to USA Network, UCP, and Ryan Reynolds company, Dark Trick. JB lives in the Pacific Palisades, CA with his wife Laura and their two kids, Finn (7) and Hadley (5).


Jeff has produced nearly thirty feature films in the last twenty years including John Wick II and III, Vice, The Fighter, Law Abiding Citizen, to name a few. He has worked with some of Hollywood’s most revered talent, including actors Anthony Hopkins, Julia Roberts, Christian Bale, Mark Wahlberg, Jennifer Lawrence, Reese Witherspoon, Javier Bardem, Laurence Fishburne, Jamie Foxx, Woody Harrelson, Willem Dafoe, Keanu Reeves, Michael Shannon, Amy Adams, Casey Affleck, Idris Alba, Common, Christopher Walken, Forest Whitaker, Steve Carell, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Gerard Butler, Mickey Rourke, and directors such as Sydney Lumet, Darren Aronofsky, David O. Russell, Michael Mann, Adam McKay, Tony Kaye, Taylor Hackford, Scott Cooper, Chad Stahelski, and Tarsem Singh.

Prior to producing, Waxman worked as a production executive at several production companies including Cabin Fever and Cutting Edge.

He is represented by Pete Franciosa of UTA.